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James Tyner

Department of Geography
Professor
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-7863
Fax:
330-672-4304

Biography

Jim Tyner is Professor of Geography and Fellow of the American Association of Geographers. He is the author of 18 books, including War, Violence, and Population: Making the Body Count, which received the AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to Geography. Jim is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and his other honors include the AAG Glenda Laws Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. His research interests include the political economy of violence and the histories and geographies of 20th century Marxism.

MONOGRAPHS

 

Tyner, James A. (2019) Dead Labor: Towards a Political Economy of Premature Death. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

 

Tyner, James A. (2018) The Politics of Lists: Genocide and Bureaucracy under the Khmer Rouge. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.

 

Tyner, James A. (2018) The Nature of Revolution: Art and Politics under the Khmer Rouge. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

 

Tyner, James A. (2017) From Rice Fields to Killing Fields: Nature, Life, and Labor under the Khmer Rouge. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.

 

Tyner, James A. (2017) Memory, Landscape, and Post-Violence in Cambodia. London: Rowman & Littlefield International

 

Tyner, James A. (2016) Violence in Capitalism: Devaluing Life in an Age of Responsibility. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

 

Tyner, James A. (2012) Genocide and the Geographical Imagination: Germany, China, Cambodia. (Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.

 

Tyner, James A. (2012) Space, Place, and Violence: Violence and the Embodied Geographies of Race, Sex, and Gender. New York: Routledge.

 

Tyner, James A. (2009) Military Legacies: A World Made by War. (New York: Routledge).

           

Tyner, James A. (2009) War, Violence and Population: Making the Body Count. New York: Guilford Press. 

           

Tyner, James A. (2008) The Philippines: Mobilities, Identities, and Globalization. New York: Routledge. 

           

Tyner, James A. (2008) The Killing of Cambodia: Geography, Genocide, and the Un-Making of Space. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

           

Tyner, James A. (2007) America’s Strategy in Southeast Asia: From the Cold War to the Terror War. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.

           

Tyner, James A. (2006) The Business of War: Workers, Warriors, and Hostages in Occupied Iraq. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate

 

Tyner, James A. (2006) Oriental Bodies: Discourse and Discipline in US Immigration Policy, 1875-1942. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.

 

Tyner, James A. (2006) The Geography of Malcolm X: Black Radicalism and the Remaking of American Space. New York: Routledge.

 

Tyner, James A. (2005) Iraq, Terror, and the Philippines’ Will to War. Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield.

 

Tyner, James A. (2004) Made in the Philippines: Gendered Discourses and the Making of Migrants. London: RoutledgeCurzon.

 

 

HONORS

 

2019   Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award for Outstanding Research Contribution in Political Geography

 

2019   Distinguished Advisor Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University

 

2018   Fellow, American Association of Geographers

 

2018   David Olsen Appreciation Award for Graduate Mentorship, Kent State University Department of Geography

 

2017   Virginie Mamadouh Outstanding Research Award, AAG Political Geography Specialty Group

 

2014   Kent State University Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award 

 

2013   David Olsen Appreciation Award for Graduate Mentorship, Kent State University Department of Geography

 

2013   Ethnic Geography Distinguished Scholar Award, Association of American Geographers

 

2012   Asian Geography Distinguished Service Award, Association of American Geographers

 

2010   AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography

 

2010   James Blaut Award, Association of American Geographers

 

2007   Glenda Laws Award, Association of American Geographers

 

2006   Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award for Outstanding Research Contribution in Political Geography

 

Education

PhD, University of Southern California

Expertise

Political, political economy, Marxism, Population, War, Genocide, Migration, militarism, politics of international migration, Geopolitics